Nonetheless, Chelsea’s fortunes have improved markedly for the reason that arrival of Thomas Tuchel, even when a title cost is already past the Blues. The membership have gained 5 out of six video games in all competitions since Frank Lampard was sacked and at the moment sit fourth, simply 4 factors adrift of second-placed Manchester United. There was aid for Timo Werner, too, in a 2-0 victory in opposition to Newcastle final trip, with the ahead lastly bringing his torrid objective drought to an finish. Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz have each returned to full coaching forward of the fixture, however Tuchel will have already got one eye on Tuesday’s Champions League tie in opposition to Atletico Madrid and will select to rotate his beginning line-up. Observe all of the motion reside beneath:
SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 CHELSEA (38’)
There’s a fast VAR examine for a possible pink card as Werner catches Djenepo with a studs-up lunge. It’s not deemed worthy of a sending off.
Callum Rice-Coates20 February 2021 13:10
SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 CHELSEA (37’)
Southampton have defended nicely right here and gained’t have been too involved by Chelsea’s dominance in possession. McCarthy has been largely untroubled and gamers like Minamino, as he’s proved today, are able to punishing any defensive lapses on the break.
Callum Rice-Coates20 February 2021 13:08
GOAL! SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 CHELSEA (MINAMINO 33’)
Southampton lead in opposition to the run of play! Redmond cuts in from the precise and performs a perfectly-weighted move into the ft of Minamino. The Liverpool loanee takes it in his stride, races into the field and sells each Azpilicueta and Mendy quick with a intelligent dummy, earlier than coolly prodding residence.
Callum Rice-Coates20 February 2021 13:04
SOUTHAMPTON 0-0 CHELSEA (33’)
Wonderful work from Kante to dispossess Minamino with the cleanest of tackles after which ship an extended ball excessive in the direction of Werner. It’s simply too lengthy for the German.
Callum Rice-Coates20 February 2021 13:03
SOUTHAMPTON 0-0 CHELSEA (32’)
Werner is distributed clear down the left and pulls again in the direction of Abraham within the center. Vestergaard stretches out an extended leg and beats the striker to the ball.
Callum Rice-Coates20 February 2021 13:02
SOUTHAMPTON 0-0 CHELSEA (29’)
Rudiger has a shot from about 30 yards out which trickles into the arms of McCarthy. Creativity is missing somewhat for the time being.
Callum Rice-Coates20 February 2021 13:00
SOUTHAMPTON 0-0 CHELSEA (26’)
Mason Mount fires a move in the direction of Werner nevertheless it’s far too heavy. Tuchel doesn’t look joyful. Chelsea are in full management however haven’t created an enormous variety of possibilities but.
Callum Rice-Coates20 February 2021 12:57
SOUTHAMPTON 0-0 CHELSEA (24’)
Alonso goes down within the field off the ball and shouts in ache. It looks like a twisted ankle, however after a short pause in play the Spaniard picks himself up and jogs again into place.
Callum Rice-Coates20 February 2021 12:55
SOUTHAMPTON 0-0 CHELSEA (23’)
Alonso is proving a menace on the left flank. Zouma picks him out with a raking diagonal ball, however Djenepo comes throughout to dam the wing-back’s cross. The nook that follows is taken quick, and Alonso sends the ball straight down the throat of the goalkeeper.
Callum Rice-Coates20 February 2021 12:53
SOUTHAMPTON 0-0 CHELSEA (21’)
Chelsea, as they’ve so usually since Tuchel’s appointment, proceed to work the ball patiently, virtually suffocating their opposition. They virtually create one other opening as Alonso fires a low cross into the field. It almost drops for Mount, however Vestergaard is available to hack clear.
Callum Rice-Coates20 February 2021 12:51